DaSh 1s wrote:
Hanley is actually pretty bad in the field. If he stayed in Boston he was going to center field. The reason the Red Sox did not mind trading him at the time was because they were concerned about his defensive shortcomings. He has improved some since he got to the majors, but he is still a bad defender.
2007 UZR/150: -20.9
2008 UZR/150: -.6
2009 UZR/150: -.3
Since rebounding from his bad '07, he looks like a pretty average fielding SS to me over the past two years. I don't know how you can classify that as "actually pretty bad."
Do you have quotes from Theo/Lucchino that they traded him because of his defensive shortcomings in the minors? Or is that just a assumption you made?
You are trying to be difficult, but failing. Theo was not GM when that trade was made.
Uhh, whats failing? Who cares if I wrote the wrong GM?
The real fail
lies in how blatantly wrong you are about Hanley being a bad defender. He has made huge
strides in his defense, and has been improving each year. So instead of steering around the topic, you coulda
addressed just how wrong
your claims were, instead of being cute with your
Nice response though, but still failing.
And what do you mean he was going to Centerfield? What are your sources on that? He was one of the Top SS prospects in all of baseball. He was scouted as a 5 tool, plus range, and plus arm prospect. He was 21 at the time. I need to see this site or whatever scouting report you read, that it told you this 21 year old 5 tool player was so
incumbent playing SS defensively that they traded him. Again, just lies. Big swing and miss there, thedude.